magazine has a big article out touting "hyper-local" content -- little league games, the minutae of local politics, prom pictures -- as the future of journalism on the internet. The piece prompted some scoffing from old-media (read: print) types on poynter.org, including the one who called the idea "stupid" because community journalism tends to be, well, crap.
So are small-scale stories the way to go? When considering questions of the value of community journalism, I always turn to my original hometown paper, the St. Augustine (FL) Record
Today's headlines in the Record
"Residents air concerns about decal system plan"
"Cardboard box breaks man's fall"
"Family gathers for execution"
Hmm. I knew there was a reason I moved to New York.
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